Helllloooo. I wanted to write a very quick blog about a detox of a different kind that I’m currently doing. It’s called facebook detox. Those of you that know me very well (and probably those of you who don’t) know that I spend A LOT of time on facebook. Mainly posting regular updates on all my day-to-day adventures, weird and wonderful ramblings often bordering on insanity, random photos and old skool music videos, comedy clips etc. It’s not unusual for some of my friend’s ‘most recent’ news pages to be filled head to toe with my inane banter, more like Emmabook than Facebook. This, in my opinion, is not good.
I recently read a wonderful blog post by Steve Pavlina (I love that man) on what happened when he unplugged from facebook. You can read it here. I read it about a week ago but it wasn’t until last Sunday that a voice within me told me to just deactivate my profile, to completely detach from my facebook addiction, from my addiction to share (almost) every facet of my day-to-day life with EVERYONE.
So whilst it’s only actually the end of Day 2 I can honestly say that already I feel like my communication with people (my friends) is much richer; there’s more depth to my interactions. I’m relating to people without just ‘liking’ something or giving one or two sentence responses. Also, things feel more peaceful. I’m not bombarding myself with hundreds of thoughts from other people, filling my brain unnecessarily with what people are doing and thinking. This has given me space to hear my own thoughts for a change. When I constantly share on facebook I feel like I’m giving of myself in that moment instead of being in the now and appreciating what it is that I feel the urge to share. Further, I now have time, LOTS of time to do other stuff like read or meditate or clean (ok looking for something exciting to replace that one with).
For me to feel the benefits in such a short space of time means that this was definitely the right choice, either that or I’m still in facebook shock 🙂
Steve’s right in his blog post, interacting on facebook is not real human interaction. It has none of the true benefits to actual face-to-face or verbal connection. It’s a false kind of relating and if anything I think it may socially retard us all.
I’d much rather meet you in real life…unless you’re a crazy ass stalker of course 🙂
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This blog was written by Raw Food Scotland's previous owner, Emma Calvert. You can reach her at her new website, https://missmanifestation.com/